ABC Mail Delivery: Community Helpers
Welcome to another Playful Preschool post! If you have missed any then CLICK HERE to play catch up and see what themes we’ve covered. This week we’re talking Community Helpers and I chose to keep with my love of preschool alphabet games and came up with a fun sorting game.
Over the summer we learned about the Post Office and the purpose that it serves for the community. This time I put my focus more into the workers. Fro Baby loves to take the time to talk to our mail carrier whenever she greets him. This one day led to the conversation about what his job entails.
Welcome to the ABC Mail Delivery were we sort and deliver your mail. We sort letters A-E
To start our mail deliver service mommy gathered
- 3 cereal boxes
- 5 sheets of construction paper
- Tape (or glue or whatever you want to use to put it together)
- Alphabet cards
- Stamps (we used some stickers)
To make the mailboxes
- Cut the cereal boxes in half make sure that the flap end of boxes is sealed
- Cut the construction paper in half
- Tape the construction paper to the box halves
- Tape on an alphabet per box
For the Beginning letter Game you need
- Envelopes letters A-E or whatever letters your working on
- Beginning letter picture cards
Let’s start the game
I laid out some lettered envelopes and some beginning letter cards.
All she had to do was place the correct picture in the correct envelope. What ended up happening was. We had a talk about why the alligator might need to end up in the letter Cc envelope. Eventually we got around to her telling me what each picture was and taking her time to say and listen to the beginning sound of each card and then each letter until she got the right envelope.
After we filled our envelopes we added stamps then off to the ABC Mail Delivery Office. At ABC Mail Delivery she weighed mail, sorted upper and lowercase letters, and then delivered all letters to their correct letter address boxes.
This was just to see how well she was picking up with her uppercase and lowercase alphabets. It just so happens that she likes Mail Carriers and the post office, so it was perfect to just put these two things together. We originally started with her adding lowercase letters to uppercase letter envelopes but then she presented the picture cards (clipart from Classroom Clipart) and was working with them herself so I changed it up the next day (the day I chose to take the pictures).
More Community Helper Lessons from the #PLAYfulpreschool Education Team
Rescue the Alphabet Game by Mom Inspired Life
ABC Mail Delivery Service by Tiny Tots Adventures
Making and Delivering Mail by Growing Book by Book
Community Helpers Starting Sounds – #playfulpreschool by Rainy Day Mum
Map Activity for a Community Helpers Preschool Theme by Fun-A-Day!
Community Helpers Police Hat Craft for Preschoolers at Life Over C’s
Road Construction Pretend Play: The Importance of Stop & Go Games for Kids by Still Playing School
Doctor or Nurse Community Helper Center: Band-Aid Games for #PlayfulPreschool by The Preschool Toolbox Blog
Crossing Guard-Learning and Imaginative Play by Capri + 3
Teach About Community Helpers with Role Playing by The Educators’ Spin On It
Join us tonight at 9:00 EST for a Live Google Hangout. We will be sharing fun crafts, learning activities, and movement games for the community helper theme.The event will be recorded and available for veiwing afterwards.